"Father and Son"
Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov
In the companion piece to his 1996 film Mother and
Son, Aleksandr Sokurov looks at the bond between a widowed Russian
father and his son, a student at a local military school, who live together
in a rooftop apartment overlooking the sea. From the innocently competitive
games they play, to the hours spent quietly in the other's company, to the
feelings of desperation, guilt and desired independence that threaten to
tear them apart, Sokurov captures their intimacies with a dreamlike
tranquility reminiscent of his mentor, Andrei Tarkovsky. "...offers a fresh
and often startling vision of one of the most fundamental relationships
between human beings" (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times). Russian with
English subtitles. 83 minutes.